Last time, we looked at ventilation and air quality, and now we’re going to examine types of home ventilation. When the weather is warm enough, natural ventilation could be an option. Mechanical ventilation helps you to control air movement inside your home.
Natural Home Ventilation
If you want to get home ventilation you do have the option of opening a window. Leaving a screen door open will also allow air to circulate, but each of these options does create a security risk. Neither one is a cost-effective, especially during colder months when you are more interested in keeping your home heated to a comfortable temperature.
Opening windows or vents is not a good idea if you want to ventilate a basement or a structure located below ground level. If you allow air to get into a cooler space below the ground, it will lead to issues with humidity and condensation.
Mechanical Home Ventilation
There are several advantages to having mechanical ventilation in your home. For one thing, it allows you to easily raise or lower the interior temperature. Some systems provide air filtering as well. If the system is well designed, it will be able to virtually eliminate hotter and cooler zones in the house, as well as stagnant air pockets. Your home will feel comfortable, no matter where you happen to be.
A Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) can help to control the level of health air in your home, even when your home is sealed up tight. Mechanical ventilation is achieved by using a fan to circulate air into a particular space. A local exhaust fan can be used to enhance filtration in your home, which increases the ventilation airflow rate.
For more information about how updating your HVAC system can improve the air quality in your home, contact Air Depot of Cypress Texas and we will discuss all of your heating and cooling concerns.